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    Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    Thoughts on WT tradition?

    It just looks like its overpriced by about 20 or 30$.

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Thoughts on WT tradition?

    It just looks like its overpriced by about 20 or 30$.
    Personally, I would always rather have WT12...but, this seems like a nice alternative. Other than the age difference of a year and proof by 1 degree, I wonder how similar it is to WTAS(?). Also, since no Tribute is to be found any longer, this seems a logical alternative for those of us who cannot find any of the former...thoughts?

    All in all though, I do agree it is overpriced as evidenced by how much sits on the shelf...at least in my local circuit riding rounds. In comparison to other 'premium' bourbons on the current market though, I cannot fault Austin, Nichols for trying to expect the same in terms of price. Maybe 'same' though is more around the $70 level...to which I cannot disagree.
    Last edited by Old Lamplighter; 12-23-2011 at 09:22.

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    I'm probably not the best opinion to rely on because I am not a big WT fan. However, while pricey, I definitely enjoy it and plan to replace current bottles with empty if they're still around at current prices.

    Tom

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    IMO, the Tradition is over-oaked and over-priced. And the packaging is kinda "downtown Las Vegas", over-the-top.

    The WTAS is a better whiskey and a better buy. YMMV
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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    Unfortunately, the only WT I have available is 80, 101, and Rare Breed. If someone knows where in Ohio to get the others, I would appreciate the heads up.

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    Other than the age difference of a year and proof by 1 degree, I wonder how similar it is to WTAS(?). Also, since no Tribute is to be found any longer, this seems a logical alternative for those of us who cannot find any of the former...thoughts?
    I think both are still available around here. At least the Tradition is.

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    And I'm guessing these were both made with a one time production run up to this point, or are they bottling it yearly/monthly/etc?

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    And I'm guessing these were both made with a one time production run up to this point, or are they bottling it yearly/monthly/etc?
    Both are one offs.

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    I like the tradition quite a bit. It's very, very similar to the WTAS. If you told me it was $25 too expensive, I couldn't argue with you.

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    Re: Thoughts on Wild Turkey Tradition?

    They are both surprisingly dry, particularly in the finish, with the Tradition being the dryer of the two by some margin. If that is the sort of thing that appeals to you then these are the sort of Bourbons that you will probably find enjoyable. While not high on my list I have some Scotch oriented friends who are very fond of the Tradition while I enjoy an occasional pour of the AS.
    The Tribute is a different bird. A sweeter profile with chocolate and cherries in the mix, its a Bourbon worth seeking out and ponying up for, IMHO. As always with statements like this - YMMV.

 

 

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